Congresbury slip to fourth defeat of the season

PUBLISHED: 15:45 08 June 2018

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

DAVID MARIUZ

Congresbury were defeated by Brislington to slip to their fourth loss of the season by seven wickets.

Congresbury succumbed to their fourth defeat of the season after a difficult day at Brislington.

The visitors set a solid total of 217-9 in their 50 overs with contributions of 34 from Tony Lawrence and 57 from Joe Thompson.

However, Congresbury failed to perform with the ball and Brislington cruised to victory with seven wickets and seven overs to spare.

Jack Kearns was a stand-out performer with the ball taking three wickets.

Congresbury 2nds suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of a well-drilled Winterbourne team.

Congresbury won the toss and put Winterbourne into bat on a soft wicket, hoping to make some early breakthroughs.

Winterbourne’s openers batted sensibly and ran well between the wickets to build a solid opening partnership of 99 before Brown (53) was run out by Castle.

Winterbourne continued to build partnerships with Cooke (55), Corin (53) both passing fifty. Brooks (1-32) trapped Cooke lbw and Gamble (2-41) had Corin caught at long-on as Congresbury contained Winterbourne to 234 off their 45 overs.

In reply, Congresbury quickly fell to 22-2 and were behind the rate against some tight bowling and fielding from Winterbourne.

Vowles (36) upped the tempo with some great strikes before being caught in the deep. When opener Perry was stumped for a patient 47 it was left to Brean (34) to get the score close.

Despite a good partnership between Baker (22) and Elmont (19) at the end, Congresbury never really challenged the Winterbourne total.

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